Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus is a podcast from Christianity Today about digital communication and the power of social connections. Join author and communication scholar Heather Thompson Day as she dives deep with ministry leaders, content creators, and social media influencers to find out how they're starting important conversations, building community, and sharing their faith in digital spaces.

Latest Episodes

Brandon J. O’Brien: Scripture as a Cross-Cultural Experience
Episode 31|50min
Brandon J. O’Brien: Scripture as a Cross-Cultural Experience
Reading the Bible without cultural blinders.
Katie Schnack: Standing in the Gap Decade
Episode 30|38min
Katie Schnack: Standing in the Gap Decade
Faithfully navigating adulthood’s necessary detours and delays.
Ashley Hales: Trading Hurry for Delight
Episode 29|41min
Ashley Hales: Trading Hurry for Delight
The wisdom and beauty of living within God’s limits.
The Faith of Black Women with Truth’s Table
Episode 28|51min
The Faith of Black Women with Truth’s Table
Ekemini Uwan and Michelle Higgins on navigating life, love, and truth.
Dante Stewart: Making Space for Growth
Episode 27|42min
Dante Stewart: Making Space for Growth
Change is a part of the journey.
Tara Beth Leach: Learning to Be Undone
Episode 26|37min
Tara Beth Leach: Learning to Be Undone
Why humility and surrender are essential to restoring the credibility of the American church’s witness.
Rich Villodas: We Were Made to Belong
Episode 25|46min
Rich Villodas: We Were Made to Belong
The author of “The Deeply Formed Life” on giving up his parking space, the failure of Christian celebrity-ism, and how to make online community real.
Tish Harrison Warren: Slow Answers to Hard Prayers
Episode 24|50min
Tish Harrison Warren: Slow Answers to Hard Prayers
The bestselling author of “Prayer in the Night” on practicing silence amid the noise of social media and why God sometimes travels at three miles per hour.
Felicia Wu Song: The Perils of Digital Discipleship
Episode 23|45min
Felicia Wu Song: The Perils of Digital Discipleship
Digital devices impair our ability to be fully present. Sociologist Felicia Wu Song on how to reprioritize our connections with God, people, and ourselves.
Justin Giboney: Love and Truth in the Public Square
Episode 22|40min
Justin Giboney: Love and Truth in the Public Square
If our politics are always “conservative” or “progressive,” then we might be outsourcing our beliefs to someone else.